Laurens, Iowa Population 2024

1,261

Laurens is a city located in Pocahontas County Iowa. Laurens has a 2024 population of 1,261. Laurens is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,261 in 2020.

The average household income in Laurens is $66,229 with a poverty rate of 14.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Laurens is 50.6 years, 44.8 years for males, and 54.4 years for females.

Laurens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurens was:

  • White: 97.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.37%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,722.60/sq mi
The current population of Laurens, Iowa is 1,261 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,261.

Laurens, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,18897.14%
Two or more races292.37%
Asian60.49%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Laurens Population by Race

Laurens Population Pyramid 2024

Laurens Median Age

50.6

Total

44.8

Male

54.4

Female

Laurens Adults

There are 1,008 adults, (310 of whom are seniors) in Laurens.

Laurens Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens Sex Ratio

Female63051.51%
Male59348.49%

Laurens Population by Age

Laurens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5332.2481.218.8
Married2892.5188.211.8
Non Family1741.166.733.3
Female593.0889.810.2
Male118.7381.818.2
showing: 5 rows

2.7

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laurens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.48%.

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,190

Average Earnings

$42,569

Average Male

$32,083

Average Female

Laurens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurens Language

94.47% of Laurens residents speak only English, while 5.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.06% of the population.

Laurens Language

Laurens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,10417716.03%
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14.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.44%

Male Poverty Rate

16.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurens is White, with 16.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens is White, with 16.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.68%.

Laurens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.54%
High School17.65%
Some College10%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Laurens Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.37%
Male Employed7.27%
Female Employed6.11%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Laurens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

63.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Laurens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Laurens Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

104

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Laurens Veterans by War

count

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Laurens Veterans by Age

count

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Laurens Veterans by Race

Laurens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.23%

Born in Laurens

96.97%

Native Born

3.03%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.97% of Laurens residents were born in the United States, with 79.23% having been born in Iowa. 2.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laurens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,261
20281,261
20271,261
20261,261
20251,261
20241,261
20231,261
20221,261
20211,261
20201,26113011.49%
20191,131-10-0.88%
20181,141-19-1.64%
20171,160-4-0.34%
20161,164-20-1.69%
20151,184-23-1.91%
20141,207-20-1.63%
20131,227-11-0.89%
20121,238-15-1.2%
20111,253-9-0.71%
20101,262
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Laurens Population by Year